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Brown University topped local listings in the Forbes 2018 Top Colleges in America ranking released Tuesday. It holds the No. 8 position in the top colleges, private schools and research institutions lists. Additionally, according to the Tuesday results, it is the No. 6 school in the Northeast. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Forbes announces college rankings featuring nine local schools

PROVIDENCE - Nine colleges and universities in Southeastern New England were listed in the latest Forbes' 2018 America's Top Colleges ranking published Tuesday.Brown University,...

Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to...
JASON MERIWETHER of Rhode Island College is a big believer in data as a necessary planning tool to design and deliver curriculum./COURTESY JASON MERIWETHER

Five Questions with: Jason L. Meriwether

Kentucky native Jason L. Meriwether, who became vice president of student success at Rhode Island College a year ago, likes data — capturing it,...
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Five Questions With Michael McNally

Michael McNally | Member, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission1. How has your work leading Skanska USA prepared you to be on the I-195 commission?...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday a plan to help Rhode Islanders in recovery land jobs and skills training opportunities through a $4 million, federally-funded initiative. Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sanchez, left, will co-chair an ad-hoc committee to generate guidelines which local businesses can follow to be known as "recovery friendly." / COURTESY

New initiative to match Rhode Islanders in recovery with jobs

PROVIDENCE - In an effort to reach Rhode Islanders in recovery and match them with open jobs and skills training opportunities, on Wednesday, Gov....
ON WEDNESDAY, LendEDU released its third Student Loan Debt by School & State report. For the second time in three years, Rhode Island was ranked second-worst in the nation for average student loan debt. / COURTESY LENDEDU

LendEDU: Twice in 3 years, R.I. student debt second-worst in nation

PROVIDENCE – In one year, average student debt among Rhode Islanders has jumped 15.78 percent for an average $35,371 per Class of 2017 borrower...

RIC eyeing free-tuition expansion

The proposed expansion of Rhode Island Promise is already generating excitement at Rhode Island College, which could benefit significantly if the state provides free...
Installed as the president of Rhode Island College in 2016, Frank D. Sánchez came with a reputation for innovation and commitment to students, most recently as vice chancellor for student affairs at City University of New York. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Learn to separate must, should, might, won’t

Frank D. Sánchez | Rhode Island College presidentMaking decisions is a part of everyone’s job. I have found that most choices, from the mundane...
DESIGNING DUO: Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, right, owner and principal interior designer at Blakely Interior Design, with Bernadette Heydt, designer, in their studio in North ­Kingstown.
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Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

What's the secret to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three children (one with special needs) and going to school at...

Raimondo pledges to expand Rhode Island Promise program if re-elected

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed to dramatically expand the Rhode Island Promise program, if re-elected to a second term.The scholarship program...
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